Events for Sunday, October 1, 2017 thru Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Prince William Half Marathon

Sunday, 10/01/2017

Voted Runner Up for Best Half Marathon and Best Course in the Washington DC area in the 2017 Best of Washington Running Survey! The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a unique racing experience. The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue in Prince William County in Bristow, VA. Here runners can enjoy a race village atmosphere complete with live music featuring several local bands, food, beer garden and more. Runners will make their way to, and travel through, the Manassas National Battlefield. All roads on the course are paved. Upon your return to Jiffy Lube Live, the race celebration will be in full swing, welcoming you back after YOUR PERSONAL BATTLE and more importantly…personal victory! For more information on the activities, and to register to participate in it, go to Attachments

PUSHCART PLAYERS The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn

Sunday, 10/01/2017

PUSHCART PLAYERS The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The whole family will treasure this enchanting musical re-telling of a timeless storybook favorite. Through the power of love and nursery magic, a young boy transforms his beloved toy into a real rabbit. Together the Boy and his velveteen friend embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship. This award-winning theater company specializing in arts education for children has been Emmy-nominated twice and received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. “The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!” (Independent Press) Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades Pre-K–5 Attachments

Rippon Lodge in Mourning

Sunday, 10/01/2017 11:00 AM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 4:00 PM

Why is black a color for mourning? Why are mirrors covered when one passes away? How long did someone wear mourning attire? How did mourning practices change over the centuries? Learn this and more during the month of October at Rippon Lodge, as we dress the historic house in various periods of mourning. Guided tours of this special look at how death was commemorated and celebrated over the centuries are on the hour. Attachments

Free Book Talk with James Gindlesperger

Sunday, 10/01/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Under Captain Raphael Semmes, the CSS Alabama had been raiding Union merchant ships for nearly two years. The Alabama accounted for almost one of every four Union merchant ships lost during the entire Civil War, with more than 60 ships destroyed. The USS Kearsarge, captained first by Charles Pickering and later by John Winslow, chased the Alabama around the world. Winslow vowed to end the trail of destruction caused by the Alabama. The two finally met in an epic battle off the coast of France on June 19, 1864. Fire on the Water examines the voyages of the Alabama and the Kearsarge toward their destiny. Using the words of the participants, James Gindlesperger offers a rare look into life at sea during the American Civil War. This tale of raw adventure and extraordinary courage will be prized by historians, genealogists, and those who enjoy a good story. Many controversies in after-the-battle studies are also examined. Attachments

Guerilla Pilot Batch Release

Monday, 10/02/2017 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

We’re launching the season of pumpkins and our PunkTober Guerrilla series with Guerrilla #14 – Pumpkin Saison. Soft and Belgian but with a healthy dash of pumpkin spices, this harvest treat is the perfect way to welcome Fall. But as usual, there will only be about 100 glasses of it so don’t delay. Attachments

Full Moon Bonfire Bash (Hunter’s Moon)

Thursday, 10/05/2017

Join us for a bonfire party on the beach to view the October “Hunter’s Moon” rising over the Potomac. Relax near our large bonfire while taking in the views and enjoying dinner with live music. The party starts around 6:30pm. Attachments

Brains and Beer Trivia Night

Thursday, 10/05/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Every Thursday at 7pm we challenge your team of 1-6 to five random categories. Stay tuned to the event page for a hint every week! Come early to grab a beer and a seat, the spots fill up fast! Winning team takes home a prize! Cheers! ?? Attachments

Annie Stokes/Charm City Junction

Friday, 10/06/2017 8:00 PM

Season Event Annie Stokes/Charm City Junction A double bill This performance is part of the American Roots Series. October 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm Gregory Family Theater Indie-folk musician Annie Stokes followed by Charm City Junction join forces for a combined evening of music, drinks, and food. Virginia native Annie Stokes brings her band and signature lilting voice, poetic lyrics, and fingerpicking guitar style to town in a concert that fuses city sounds and country soul with a rootsy and authentic feel. Baltimore’s Charm City Junction puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, the button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition. Tickets: $25, $30 day of performance Buy all four performances in this series for $80. View the full series. Attachments

Rappahannock Model Railroaders Display

Saturday, 10/07/2017 - Sunday, 10/08/2017

The Rappahannock Model Railroaders (RMR) club will have their O-Gauge model railroads chugging through displays in Leatherneck Gallery. RMR members consider themselves ambassadors of “The Greatest Hobby” and work to promote the joy of model railroading in a positive way.Attachments

Cruise Against Cancer – Motorcycle Poker Run

Saturday, 10/07/2017

Our 2017 “Cruise Against Cancer” Motorcycle & Hot Rod Poker Run will be held Saturday, September 23rd. Plan to arrive at Tim’s Rivershore in Dumfries no later than 9am for registration and briefing. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information. Attachments

Thomas Rhett at Jiffy Lube Live

Saturday, 10/07/2017

The hottest guy in country music right now, Thomas Rhett, is heading Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday 7th October 2017 as part of his extended debut headliner tour: the Home Team Tour! “This is really the first time we’ve been able to totally build our own stage and really plan for our show with all our fans,” said Thomas Rhett. “There has been this undeniable energy out on the road this year, and I know having Kelsea out there is going to amp things up even more. Having my own tour also gives me the opportunity to introduce some people I think are going to explode in the next couple of years and help give them a platform to reach the fans, like how Blake, Toby and Jason did for me. I’m a huge fan of both Ryan and Russell and I can’t wait for my fans to get to know them too.” Son of American country music singer and songwriter Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett began his music career in 2010, when he co-wrote "I Ain't Ready to Quit" on Jason Aldean's 2010 album My Kinda Party. This lead to him signing a record deal with Big Machine Records' Valory Music Group division in 2011. Since then, Rhett has released two studio albums, It Goes Like This (2013) and Tangled Up (2015), and has written singles for fellow country acts Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, and Florida Georgia Line. Rhett has released ten singles that have charted on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, with six reaching the No. 1 position on the latter: "It Goes Like This", "Get Me Some of That", "Make Me Wanna", "Crash and Burn", "Die a Happy Man", and "T-Shirt". Attachments

IWALK for ACTS 5K and Family Festival

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) and Image Church are partnering together to host the 7th Annual IWALK for ACTS on Saturday, October 7 at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center (14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA). To register for IWALK, visit or e-mail for more information. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk/run starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $20/individual, $15/team members (4+ per team), or $50/family. Proceeds benefit ACTS. Following the walk, the community can enjoy a free family festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food vendors, various performances, and kids activities such as face painting, moon bounces, carnival games, crafts, and much more. The mission of ACTS is to provide relief, foster hope and promote self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crises. For more information about ACTS, visit Image Church meets at 13900 Church Hill Drive in Woodbridge. For more information, visit Attachments

Fall Migration Bird & Nature Walk

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve is home to a diverse bird population. Join local birding and nature experts on a guided walk along the trails and boardwalks. Discover this unique 120 acre property in the heart of Woodbridge. Bring binoculars and guide books. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You will get muddy if it has rained in the days proceeding. No pets please. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. Attachments

35th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Annual Fall Jubilee, in Historic Downtown Manassas will be held on October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This year’s Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, and more! The Fall Jubilee is free to the public. Bring your family out for a day of fun – play games, shop at unique crafter booths, pick out your pumpkins for fall, and so much more! Don’t forget to stop by the museum lawn for more fun! There will be a Beer & Wine Garden to take a break and sample delicious drinks! Pumpkin Pie Contests: Show off your skills in eating and/or baking! We will be having pumpkin pie contests back again this year. Show off your favorite pumpkin pie recipe or show off just how fast you can eat a pumpkin pie! Sign up today! The rain date, in the case of severe weather is October 14th. Attachments

Tekken 7 Brewery Beatdown Tournament

Saturday, 10/07/2017 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TEKKEN 7 TOURNAMENT!!! AIM HIT GO is calling upon the best TEKKEN Players in the area! Come and show everyone your skills on October 07, 2017. Do you have what it takes to become the KING OF IRON FIST? AGES 21 & UP ONLY Registration prices: $10 online; $13 at the door Heroic Aleworks and AIM HIT GO have come together to bring you this HEATED EVENT! Enjoy award winning brews, comics, and video games at an amazing venue!! WIN AWESOME PRIZES!!! 1st Place prize sponsored by the employees at GamesStop (Worth Ave. Woodbridge, VA): $100 GameStop Gift Card 2nd Place prize sponsored by our amazing hosts at Heroic Aleworks: $50 3rd Place prize will be announced this week. This will be a bracketed, double elimination tournament played on the PS4. Controllers will be provided, however, it is highly encouraged for gamers to bring their own controllers and joysticks. Tekken 7 Official Tournament Rules: 1. Random Stage 2. Double Elimination 3. Best 2 out of 3 match sets to determine winner; Grand Finals will be best 3 out of 5 match sets 4. Best 3 out of 5 rounds (default setting) 5. 60 seconds (default setting) 6. Winner must continue using the same character (unless it goes into brand new set/bracket reset) 7. Losing player has the option to change characters * *IF YOU BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE, BRING YOUR PRINTED CONFIRMATION TO REGISTRATION* * Attachments

BadWolf Fall Festival

Saturday, 10/07/2017 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join BadWolf for our Annual Fall Festival @ Kao Circle.  10+ breweries, 4 food trucks, 10+ vendors, 2 bands, fire spinner and more!! Tickets through Eventbrite. Online advance tickets $15 Day of-tickets at the door $20 Rain or Shine 2-8 (last call 7:30pm)  Attachments

Ghost Walks

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 9:00 PM

SATURDAYS ONLY: Hear Ghost Stories during a guide-led outdoor walking tour! Check out historic and modern paranormal detection devices. Enjoy hot cocoa and cider in Eerie Merchant Park! Advance Tickets Recommended. Attachments

Guest Tap-A-Palooza

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us for a rare guest tap night at Brew Republic on Saturday, October 7th from 7-11pm. We’ll have $4 guest beers from some of the best local and regional breweries from 7-9pm, while supplies last. You’ll also get a raffle ticket for every beer you buy; we’ll be raffling off one of our Oktoberfest 20oz glass dimple steins every hour from 7-11pm. Wear your Oktoberfest lederhosen or dirndls and you could win a major award (by the people’s choice of course). We’ll also have delicious food (as always) and live music with Nick Coons from 8-10pm. It’s our way to keep Oktoberfest going… (and why not continue to celebrate beer?). And in the event we have any guest beers left after Saturday, we’re offering 20% off 64oz growler fills of them in the tap room on Sunday, 10/8, all day, or until the beer is gone. Enjoy great beer and take some home with you… for less money! Attachments

Night Witches

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - Sunday, 10/08/2017 9:00 PM

"Night Witches" is the second installment of the ongoing development of a new play about the first female combat pilots. SYNOPSIS In the fall of 1941 after the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union, Marina Raskova, a Russian Amelia Earhart, formed three female aviation regiments to fight back. Of the three, the 588th Night Bomber Regiment was the only unit to remain exclusively female throughout the war. Made up of 112 girls ages 17-26, they flew for 3 ½ years using repurposed cropdusting planes to drop bombs on Nazi forces below. Inspired from Anne Noggle’s book, "A Dance with Death", "Night Witches" weaves together a story of sisterhood, courage, and endurance, amidst a world war. Performances: October 7th, 2017 at 7PM October 8th, 2017 at 7PM Conceived by and features performances by: Madeline Barr, Elizabeth Chahin, Josephine Cooper, Alida Rose Delaney, Alexis Ingram, Elena Kritter, and Maggie Ronck Directed by: Kathleen Anne Hefferon "Night Witches" is produced by Ground Rush Productions LLC. Not recommended for children under 12. Content includes sounds of war, verbal descriptions of battle, and stylized scenes of death.Attachments

Spectral Stories at Historic Brentsville

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love scary movies and hearing ghost stories? Join site staff for a fun filled evening spent around a campfire as you hear spooky stories about Historic Brentsville and other haunts in and around Prince William County. Attachments

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 PM

Bria Skonberg, trumpet/singer Named as a Millennial “Shaking Up the Jazz World” by Vanity Fair, Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg joins Mason’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a swinging evening of fresh beats and brassy standards. Musical Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising some of the metro area’s finest jazz musicians in a concert featuring the versatile Skonberg. Her soulful, sultry voice and extensive trumpet dexterity fuses modern pop with jazz, creating unique allure. In 2016, she released a debut LP of original compositions titled BRIA showcasing her broad range from the bluesy instrumental “Down the Deep” to the Brazilian-flavored “How Can It Be.” The Wall Street Journal called Skonberg one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” and she was recognized in 2016 as one of DownBeat magazine’s “25 for the Future.” Attachments

Album Release Party

Saturday, 10/07/2017 9:00 PM

A Song For Manassas - Prince William County based band, The Fringe Benefits will celebrate with an Album Release Party Oct 7, 9pm at Uptown Alley, Manassas. The new album follows on the heels of the band’s first album that included their original song “You’re On My Time Now!" that went to #1 on the Radio Indie Alliance chart in May of this year. The new album has 7 songs including one that is offered to the Manassas city council for consideration as an official song of the city. The song, “Sign Of Love” refers to the LOVE sign in Historic Downtown Manassas. It was inspired by the charitable giving of various local businesses and organizations. As a member of Manassas Rotary and a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce board, songwriter Bruce Moore has seen this first hand. His song about brotherly love is a timely reminder about what Manassas and Virginia stand for today, in contrast to the recent criticism of confederate history. The album also includes covers of popular songs from the band’s shows as well as other originals. The title song “Step Out” was a songwriting collaboration between guitar synth player Bruce Moore and lead vocalist Julianna Smith. Bruce says,” We are thankful and surprised at the radio airplay success we’ve had with “You’re On My Time Now!”. Based on the reception we are having in our live shows, our new song "Step Out” may be even more successful." The Fringe Benefits band is a favorite at Uptown Alley located in the Manassas Mall. The 11 million dollar, 45,000 sq. ft. venue has an arena for live music along with 3 bars and a scratch based menu. The band plays pop songs from 80’s, 90’s, and today as well as motown- great music for dancing. Highly visible past performances of the band include the VIP lounge at Jiffy Lube Live prior to Aerosmith, The World Police & Fire Games, and Horseshoe Casino. The band’s song “You’re On My Time Now!” can be heard on TouchTunes jukeboxes in most bars nationwide and available on iTunes and Amazon. Attachments

Goat yoga

Sunday, 10/08/2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy a fun yoga session with friendly goats, alpacas and chickens at the Little Goat Farm at he Lake Sunday mornings at 10:30. Kids under 4 free. Rain dates provided. Terrific time with friends, family or by yourself along beautiful lakeside setting, before brunch:) taste some goat cheeses, feed the gentle animals, or simply take in the gorgeous view only 20 miles out of DC. Your tickets include samples of our honey, apple cider, goat cheese, and of course fun with the goats. easy to get to 2 miles from Hwy 29 (Lee Hwy) exit Vint Hill Attachments

"In the Company of Laureates", literary event

Sunday, 10/08/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coinciding with Prince William County’s official Poet Laureate Day, October 8th, 2017. From 1pm to 2pm, local Poets Laureate will read in Merchant Hall. From 2pm to 3pm there will be an open mic and break out workshops. From 3pm to 4pm, State Poets Laureate will read in Merchant Hall, and from 4pm to 5pm there will be another open mic and more activities. Never has there been an event like this on the East Coast. Sponsored by the PWC Arts Council and The Clearbrook Foundation, this day of poetry has been organized by the Poet Laureate Circle, an ever expanding group of poets in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. The Poet Laureate Circle was formed in May 2014 when radio personality Guy Lambert of WPGC- 95.5 crowned the first Prince William County Poets Laureate, Robert Scott and Alexandra Hailey, at SummerFest in Lake Ridge, VA. In 2016, Guy crowned Kathy Smaltz, our county’s current reigning Poet Laureate. Through the efforts of its founder, June Forte, and The Poet Laureate Circle’s current organizers, Alice Mergler and Cathy Hailey, and its active members, poetry is reaching a wider audience and elevating the literary arts in Prince William County. Alice Mergler can be reached for comment at Attachments

Free Book Talk

Sunday, 10/08/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Doug Crenshaw on his book "Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up" at 1:30 p.m. About the Book: For seven days, Lee planned ambitious attacks and launched them, one after another, hoping not just to drive Federals from the gates of Richmond but to obliterate them entirely. In "Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up", historian Doug Crenshaw follows a battle so desperate that, ever-after, soldiers would remember that week simply as The Seven Days. McClellan reeled. The tide of war turned. The Army of Northern Virginia was born. About the Author: Doug Crenshaw is a volunteer historic interpreter for the Richmond National Battlefield Park. A member of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable, he is a speaker, presenter, tour leader, and the author of books on Glendale and Fort Harrison. Doug is a descendant of the Sydnor family, which lived at Beaver Damn Creek during that battle, and the Binford family, which live behind the Malvern Hill battlefield.Attachments

Preschool Playdate--Fall In Love With Art

Tuesday, 10/10/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fall in love with art! Come celebrate art during one of the most beautiful times of the year at the National Museum of the Marine Corps! There will be a story time, hands-on art activities and a play area. Age Range: For children under 5 Location: Education Classroom (behind the staircase in Leatherneck Gallery) For more information, contact Gloria Sorpang at or 703-432-8675. All programs are FREE and open to the public!Attachments

WWI Wednesday

Wednesday, 10/11/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE!Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This year’s installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be “Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History.” Attachments

Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM

One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is considered the most authentic tango ensemble performing today. Take a journey to this South American country as dancers dazzle audiences with sensual moves and playful dramatics, while the musicians entice with melodies of romance and nostalgia. This program traces the evolution of tango through the musical compositions of Carlos Gardel, a central figure in the history of tango, and his collaborations with composer Astor Piazzolla. The Spirit of Argentina showcases the breadth of styles and range of emotions that have made tango the cultural phenomenon that it is. “Crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” (The Washington Post) Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This year's installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be "Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History." To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Flavor Run 5K

Saturday, 10/14/2017

It is time to get outside for some fitness, family, and flavor party time. No matter your age or fitness level, The Flavor Run has everything to offer to make for a unique and fun experience for friends, families, and colleagues. The Flavor Run™ is the original fruit-flavored color powder run, and we are excited and fortunate to expand our family fun to different cities across the US! YES. We said "fruit-flavored" powder - PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA - Blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon, and grape! Plus we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Festival that includes everything from fresh fruit, healthy vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities. All you have to do is show up in all white clothing to be covered in delicious flavored color celebration powder! For more information, go to Attachments

Fall Migration Bird & Nature Walk

Saturday, 10/14/2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve is home to a diverse bird population. Join local birding and nature experts on a guided walk along the trails and boardwalks. Discover this unique 120 acre property in the heart of Woodbridge. Bring binoculars and guide books. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You will get muddy if it has rained in the days proceeding. No pets please. Attachments

154th Anniversary of Battle of Auburn "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

While the Bristoe campaign culminated on the afternoon of October 14, 1864 at the Battle of Bristoe Station, another battle earlier in the day had a profound impact on the course of events. With elements of both armies at times cut off, the Battle of Auburn was a small but important battle that set the stage for fighting later in the day. Join local historians for a special in-time walking tour on battlefield land that is not normally accessible to the public. Attachments

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center PetOberfest 2017

Silverpointe LLC - Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center located in Woodbridge, Virginia is pleased to host the 2017 PetOberfest on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am – 4pm.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy free family and pet friendly activities including: a pet parade/costume contest, pet-friendly exhibitors, children’s entertainment, store discounts, prizes, and much more.  Pet  photo booth donations will benefit the Prince William SPCA.  All pets in attendance must be leashed.  For event and exhibitor information, visit

Battle of Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend Tours and Luminary

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 10/15/2017 4:00 PM

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. On Saturday evening, visit the battlefield for a rare treat to see over 2,000 luminary candles for every soldier who died at Bristoe Station. Living history vignettes will be located across the battlefield and self-guided tours will lead visitors to meet the men and women who made history here. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Return of the Oracle

Saturday, 10/14/2017 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Cat Beer returns! Rick and the rest of the 63 Scottish Fold Oracle will manifest in our dimension starting on Saturday, October 14 and will be bringing an ample supply of Scottish Wee Heavy with them. Mark your calendars cuz this is gonna be a BIG DEAL! Attachments

Family Day--Sketchpad Marines: The Marine Corps Combat Art Program

Saturday, 10/14/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Combat Art Program in the Marine Corps can trace its roots to 1942 when Brigadier General Robert Denig said, “Go to war, do art.” Today, the Combat Art Program collection includes more than 9,000 works. Tour the newly opened Combat Art Gallery, and then young visitors can join us for hands-on art activities in the Museum classroom. All Family Day programs are free and open to the public.Attachments

Feel Free Concert

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Born and bred in the cultural melting pot that is Washington D.C.'s metro area where people and music from all over the world interact daily, FeelFree's music blends it all: reggae, rock, funk, and jazz. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and head down to River Mill Park for a free concert by the river! This concert is sponsored by Madigan's Waterfront, located on the Occoquan River in historic Occoquan. Seafood is their specialty and their location provides the ultimate setting for savoring the incredible variety of dishes they serve. Come for the concert, and stay for dinner! Attachments

154th Anniversary Battle of Bristoe Station "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of the third and final Civil War battle to take place in Prince William County. This October 14th battle, while small, was the culmination of Lee's last offensive of the War. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Dinner & Poetry Boat Cruise

Saturday, 10/14/2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dinner & Poetry Boat Cruise Join us for a 4-hour boat cruise along with beautiful Occoquan River Keynote Speaker: Prince William County Poet Laureate Kathy Smaltz Entertainment: Open Mic for guests’ poetry reading and other fun surprises! Delicious BBQ buffet served on the boat. Cash bar available. Attachments

Manassas Chorale: A Hylton Home Companion II

Saturday, 10/14/2017 7:30 PM

The Choral takes a page from Prairie Home Companion with a variety of songs and skits in a radio show format. So well received was the last performance of this kind at the Hylton Center, the Chorale reprises the popular format with all new music! Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, and announcers combine forces for an evening you wont want to miss. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 10/15/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

History In Your Hands

Sunday, 10/15/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. To register for the monthly program, contact Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel The Longevity of the Short Piece!

Sunday, 10/15/2017 2:00 PM

Experience the joys of classical music as Jeffrey Siegel returns to Merchant Hall with his signature Keyboard Conversations® program. This unique “concert with commentary” format is an opportunity to hear the finest piano literature performed by an extraordinary artist who also shares fascinating insights and background information about each work. In this concert, enjoy familiar, well-loved short compositions of Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and Gershwin. Praised by the Toronto Star as a “musical bridge-builder in action…Siegel showed just how illuminating the combination of words and abstract music can be.” An interactive Q&A will conclude this program. Attachments

Museum Kid Mondays!

Monday, 10/16/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

Kids Club event featuring Reptiles Alive!

Thursday, 10/19/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Potomac Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the Washington, D.C. area, will host an exciting party featuring Reptiles Alive! and Abrakadoodle to feature healthy lifestyles, as part of the Simon Kidgits Club monthly event series. Get ready for fun, and join us for an interactive presentation by Reptiles Alive! and a fun craft lead by Abrakadoodle and more!

Spirits of Rippon Lodge

Friday, 10/20/2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:00 PM

Rippon Lodge’s diverse history is full of truths, myths and rumors, such as the course of Route 1 was altered to avoid its ghostly residents. Come and experience a uniquely haunting tour of the historic house and grounds by candlelight, perhaps encounter the departed spirits of notable residents and neighbors, and hear their tales of sadness and triumph. Reservations Required; this is a walking tour at night with uneven grounds, surfaces and darkened rooms. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking; flashlights recommended. Tours every 20 minutes (7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, 8:20 and 8:40 pm.). Call 703-499-9812 for reservations. Attachments

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! It is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We will walk on Saturday, October 21 at the Harris Pavilion. Attachments

Fall Festival

Saturday, 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LRPRA Fall Festival Saturday October 21 10 am - 2 pm Children's Costume Parade @ 11 am Pony Rides ($5) Games/Crafts Ice Cream Truck BBQ Truck Kettle Corn Truck Visit local vendors from across the region with great bargains, one-of-a-kind-collectibles, original arts and crafts.... something for everyone! Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Celebrate Fall at Chinn Park

Saturday, 10/21/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free Celebrate Fall Event at CP, presented by the Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center and Chinn Park Regional Library, Saturday, October 21 from 11am-2pm. Petting Zoo, Balloon Artist, Farmers Market, Inflatable Bounce House, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Painting Contest, Face Painting, and More Fun for the Whole Family! Attachments

Town of Dumfries Fall Festival

Saturday, 10/21/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We are seeking participants and sponsors to come out and enjoy a fun filled day of food, entertainment, crafts, games etc. for kids and adults. Admission is free. For more details visit our website at to apply, contact us by phone or you can leave your application in our drop box located at Town Hall. Our office hours are M-F 8:30am to 5:00pmAttachments

Fall Festival and Haunted History Hike

Saturday, 10/21/2017 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where else can you find hayrides, apple launching, pumpkin painting, and a haunted hike all in one place in Northern Virginia? Leesylvania State Park! If you are not into the games come down and sit by our bonfire (weather permitting) and enjoy our concessions. Don't forget to bring your camera there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Call (703)583-6904 for more information. Cash only. Games: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cemetery Hayrides: 3 sessions - 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. Haunted History Hike: 4 sessions - 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Hayrides around picnic area: 4 sessions - 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Fee for each Hike and Hayride $2 per person or $6 per family. For the games $1 per 1 ticket or $10 per 20 tickets. Pumpkins sold for $5 each. All proceeds go to the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Location - By shelter #2 Attachments

Legends by Lanternlight: Remembrances of Brentsville

Saturday, 10/21/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hear the stories of Brentsville from the perspective of the people who lived and passed through here during the Civil War. The program will be led by the costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group. The county seat for Prince William County during the Civil War, Brentsville saw soldiers passing through it throughout much of the Civil War. Confederates used the village as a point of mustering point at the beginning of the war before Union soldiers occupied the area from 1862-1865. The community even witnessed a few minor, but deadly battles. Come learn these stories and more as part of a lantern-lit tour of this historic village. Walking is required. Please dress appropriately. For questions, please call (540) 687-5188 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

Buckland Mills Caravan Tour

Sunday, 10/22/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

By 1863 Federal cavalry had finally come into its own. However Confederate cavalry under JEB Stuart was still a deadly foe. The October 19, 1863 Battle of Buckland proved that the Southern horsemen were still capable of trouncing their blue-clad counterpart. Join local historians for a special caravan tour exploring what was later called “The Buckland Races”. Stops will include Greenwich, Buckland, New Baltimore, and more. Tour starts at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Attachments

Open House at Ridge Lake Animal Hospital

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open House at Ridge Lake Animal Hospital. FREE dental evaluations, $30. microchips, FREE refreshments, prizes, face painting, bounce house and more! Sunday, October 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at 1400 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge VA, 22192. 703 491-1111 Attachments

Pumpking Carving Contest

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come participate in our first ever pumpkin carving contest. You can bring in your creation or bring or purchase a pumpkin here and carve while drinking a beer! Attachments

Boo Bash

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Halloween fun with a witchy entertainment, crafts, Halloween games, mini car rides and Spiderman and Frozen character. Costume contest at 2 pm. Attachments

Book Talk-Author Larry Aaron

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

About the Book: With Fast Mail train No. 97 an hour behind schedule, locomotive engineer Steve Broady, according to legend, swore to “put her in Spencer on time” or “put her in Hell.” Through eyewitness reports and court testimonies, historian Larry Aaron expertly pieces together the events of September 27, 1903, at Danville, Virginia, when the Old 97 plummeted off a forty-five-foot trestle into the ravine below. With more twists and turns than the railroad tracks on which the Old 97 ran, this book chronicles the story of one of the most famous train wrecks in American history, as well as the controversy surrounding “The Wreck of the Old 97,” that most famous ballad, which secured the Old 97 a place within the annals of American folklore. Attachments

WWI Wednesday

Wednesday, 10/25/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE!Attachments

Café Havana Food Truck at Tin Cannon Brewing Co.

Friday, 10/27/2017 5:00 PM

Food Truck Friday features Cafe Havana a Cuban Infusion and all their delicious dinner options starts at 5pm! Everything on the menu goes great with our #vacraftbeers Cheers!??#tcbc #tincannonbrewingco #makinggreatbeerforgreatpeople #cafahavana Attachments

Spooky Party

Friday, 10/27/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get creative with your most horrifying, unique and stylish outfit for an opportunity to WIN! (We'll have two winners) A lof of fun for everyone: • Face painting • Twisted balloons • Arts and Craft • Cooking Activities • Goodie Bags and more... ** $10 + taxes - Please call to reserve your spot (703) 910-4781/ (703) 496-5122 Attachments

stranger Halloween

Friday, 10/27/2017 6:00 PM

Nothing but our most favorite holiday ever here. Mark your calendars because Heroic is going all out to turn your world upside down with Stranger Halloween. We have lots of amazing stuff planned including THE ALPHABET WALL, ouija boards so you, yourself, can get in touch with Barb, and of course costume contests. Yes, we know Season 2 premiers the same night, but hang with us on Friday then binge watch all day Saturday! Attachments

Halloween Bash

Saturday, 10/28/2017

Our 2017 Halloween Bash will be held Saturday, October 28th. Features costume contest, live music, great food, and your favorite drinks! Attachments

Insane Inflatable 5K

Saturday, 10/28/2017

3.1 MILES 11 INSANE INFLATABLES 1 CRAZY FUN DAY! That is the way to describe the Insane Inflatable 5K, a 1-day event coming to Prince William County. From start to finish the Insane Inflatable 5K is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. When we say INSANE, we mean it. As one of our participants said, “When you drive up and see the enormosity of the inflatables it’s crazy.” That’s what we were going for! At the Insane Inflatable 5K it’s not all about running, what we care about most is you having a #CrazyFun day. Just show up ready to make some #CrazyFun memories with your friends and family, we’ll do the rest. When it’s time to take on our GIANT inflatables, feel free to be a kid again; you’ll laugh until you cry! Afterwards take a load off, crack open a cold beverage and reminisce in our Midway. For more information, and to register, please go to: Attachments

Occoquan "Haunt the Town"

Saturday, 10/28/2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join the shops of Occoquan in finding and validating 6 Halloween Characters and be entered in a drawing to win a life-size Halloween Figure. Pick up your entry form at participating shops which will be flying orange and black balloons. Attachments

The Occoquan Greenway Trail - Ten Year Anniversary Hike!

Saturday, 10/28/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Prince William Streams and Trails Coalition Ten years ago we led the first hike down the Occoquan Greenway Trail from McCoart Government Center to the Town of Occoquan, beginning a community effort to improve conditions and open the trail to the public. Today, about 2.4 miles of contiguous trail is available for hiking, from Lake Ridge Park to Cotton Mill Drive. On October 28, we will hike about 7 miles, beginning at Lake Ridge Park and ending in the Town of Occoquan about three hours later. Transportation back to your car at Lake Ridge Park is provided. The trail surfaces include well-established natural surfaces, cleared paths in the woods, blacktop paths, sidewalks along streets and fair-weather stream crossings, which may include some steep banks. Please dress accordingly – we recommend long pants, sturdy hiking shoes, a hat and long socks. Bring a bag lunch, plenty of water, binoculars, and a camera to capture the beautiful scenery along the way! Click here to read about previous hikes.

Historic Cemeteries of Brentsville Walking Tour

Saturday, 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In the nearly 200-year history of the community of Brentsville, many cemeteries have sprung up in the area. Unfortunately, some of these burial grounds are now lost to history. However, others are still marked today. Join local historians for a special walking tour of historic Brentsville as we explore some of these little known spots. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Halloween Party at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Saturday, 10/28/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Halloween at the Museum! Have a goblin-good time at our annual Halloween party! Enjoy crafts, a reptile show, games, and a boo-tastic puppet show. Costumes encouraged but not required. Admission to the Museum and parking are always FREE!Attachments


Saturday, 10/28/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Karen Rexrode creates assemblage art. A few mobile pieces function as adult toys, held in place with powerful magnets, designed to be separated and played with. A new line of altered Pez dispensers will be released, all fully functional candy dispensing toys and all travelers of one sort or another. Attachments

Trick or Treating

Saturday, 10/28/2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Put on your costume for Potomac Festival's family friendly Trick-or-Treat. Bring the family out for an afternoon of candy, crafts and more! Rain or shine. Attachments

Halloween Magic Show

Saturday, 10/28/2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

After shopping in town, be sure to join us down at River Mill Park for The Amazing Kevin for some spooky Halloween Magic. Eat Shop Popcorn will be here with some yummies for purchase. Come dressed in costume to make the event even more fun! All ages welcome! Attachments

Hospital Horrors

Saturday, 10/28/2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Ben Lomond has a grim history as serving as a Confederate Field Hospital after the Battle of First Manassas. Come experience a unique opportunity to tour the house and grounds in the recreated hospital and hear the stories of soldiers, doctors, and loved ones who were forever changed during the Civil War. Guided tours every twenty minutes. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Attachments

Spirits of Manassas

Saturday, 10/28/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

From the weird to the sublime, from the funny to the scary, ghosts, apparitions and other unexplained or coincidental actions and accounts are common to the Manassas area. Learn and share some of these with your friends and family. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Halloween party

Saturday, 10/28/2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

open only to guests 21 and older. Tickets are $30 per person and include a glass of wine, light fare will be provided. The haunted manor house will be decorated and we will have several spooky games for guests to enjoy. Attachments

Halloween Party and Movie Night

Saturday, 10/28/2017 10:00 PM - Sunday, 10/29/2017 1:00 AM

IT'S BACK!!! >> THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW << >> Saturday - Oct 28th - 10pm << The return of Movie NIght in all its GLORIOUS fashion!! Oh yea. Let's do the Time Warp together for Halloween. It's just a step to the right. GET DRESSED UP!!! BRING YOUR PROPS!! **** 10% OFF FOR EVERYONE IN A COSTUME **** **** BEST COSTUME CONTEST **** >> 1st Place = FREE TAB up to $100 >> 2nd Place = 50% off your check up to $50 GET HERE EARLY for a good seat in the Back Lounge with the couches. We'll have the movie on multiple TVs around the bar but you WANT to be in the back lounge!! THINGS YOU ARE ALLOWED TO BRING - one handful of rice - newspaper - dry toast - flashlight or glowstick - noisemakers - rubber gloves - squirtgun (must be EMPTY upon entering the theatre, you can fill it at the SINK with WATER)--NO SUPERSOAKERS! - - bell party hat THINGS YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING including but NOT limited to): - eggs - prunes - hot dogs - ANY FOOD PRODUCT other than a handful of rice and dry toast toilet paper - lighters/open flames - confetti - playing cards - supersoakers .....and anything not listed above. Live Music 7-9:30. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 10/29/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Daddy Daughter Halloween Dance

Sunday, 10/29/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Dads and Daughters come dressed up in costume, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, and have fun partying on the dance floor with VA National Ballet dancers doing the Monster Mash, Thriller Dance, and more. Prizes for the best costumes!Attachments


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